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Blog post
January 15, 2020, 10am PST
Some urbanism commentators suggest that gentrification is the result of a "rent gap" between actual and potential rent. How should this theory affect zoning policy?
Michael Lewyn
Feature
January 12, 2020, 11am PST
The adaptive nature of cities is exemplified once again, by the self-organizing response of street networks after transformative changes.
Fanis Grammenos
Blog post
January 10, 2020, 5am PST
Anaid Yerena of the University of Washington, Tacoma writes about a recent article she authored in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
Feature
January 9, 2020, 7am PST
Planetizen Managing Editor James Brasuell tries to predict the big ideas and trends that will dominate the discussion about the future of land use, planning, and development in the first year of the new decade.
James Brasuell
Blog post
January 6, 2020, 8am PST
In the absence of more enlightened policies, technological change is as likely to increase pollution as to decrease pollution.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
December 31, 2019, 11am PST
Planetizen's annual list of the best of the planning Internet gives a taste of the technological and editorial milieu of the urban planning Internet at the beginning of a new decade.
James Brasuell
Blog post
December 30, 2019, 5am PST
A few examples from around the world illustrate the power of crowdsourcing to expand the scope of scientific inquiry.
Kayla Matthews
Feature
December 27, 2019, 1pm PST
The most-read news, features, and blogs on Planetizen in 2019.
James Brasuell
Blog post
December 23, 2019, 9am PST
Despite headlines to the contrary, the nation's most urbanized places appear to have gained thirtysomethings in recent years.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
December 23, 2019, 8am PST
Transportation planning decisions often involve trade-offs between various economic impacts, including direct user costs, and various external costs imposed on other people. All of these impacts should be considered in planning analysis.
Todd Litman
Feature
December 17, 2019, 2pm PST
Long considered beneath serious attention by design and planning elites, suburban settlements in the United States are emerging as key arenas to address crucial environmental, economic, and social issues.
Michael Mehaffy
Blog post
December 17, 2019, 9am PST
Proptech (a portmanteau of property and technology) promises to change the world of development and planning.
Kayla Matthews
Feature
December 16, 2019, 8am PST
A look back at the biggest stories and themes from the world of urban planning in the decade that was the 2010s.
James Brasuell
Feature
December 11, 2019, 9am PST
Songs about dystopia and catastrophe are impossible to avoid this year, but "Old Town Road" could be the path to redemption. Managing Editor James Brasuell assembled a Spotify playlist on songs about places from 2019.
James Brasuell
Blog post
December 4, 2019, 2pm PST
Brian Stone of the Georgia Institute of Technology writes about a recent article he co-authored in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
Blog post
December 3, 2019, 5am PST
Is inadequate infrastructure a reason to keep new housing out of cities?
Michael Lewyn
Feature
December 2, 2019, 12pm PST
These 14 books, selected by Planetizen for lasting relevance and excellence in research and rhetoric, will continue to define the ambitions and the shortcomings of the urban planning field in the decade that was the 2010s.
James Brasuell, Josh Stephens
Blog post
December 1, 2019, 1pm PST
To increase affordability communities should support moderate-priced housing development. This increases housing options for middle-income households, and for lower-income through filtering, as households move from low- to moderate-priced units.
Todd Litman
Feature
November 26, 2019, 2pm PST
The decade wraps up with another engaging crop of highly readable and recommendable books on the subject of urban planning. There's a lot to learn, on many related subjects, among this year's top planning books.
Josh Stephens, James Brasuell
Feature
November 21, 2019, 5am PST
The history of inquiry into the "organic" nature of cities has revealed findings that inform the practice of urban planning.
Fanis Grammenos
Blog post
November 14, 2019, 2pm PST
Evaluating New York City's new law designed to facilitate bus, pedestrian, and bike travel.
Michael Lewyn